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Meeting Minutes for May 01, 2000

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor Brunfelt called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the following members present: Carolyn Olsen, Stephen Skogman, Joe Matanich, Curt Piri, and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Deputy Clerk; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; Larry Nanti, Recreation Director; and Greg French, City Engineer.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

1. Approve the minutes of the April 17, 2000, regular meeting as submitted.

2. That the communications be accepted, placed on file, and those requiring further action by the Council be acted upon during their proper sequence on the agenda.

3. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period April 16-30, 2000, totaling $203,770.84, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

4. Acknowledge the receipts for the period April 16-30, 2000, totaling $53,321.69, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

During the discussion, Councilor Olsen asked that the minutes state, for the record, Larry Johnson�s comments regarding the sale of the City Hall. The Mayor said they would discuss Larry Johnson�s comments during the open discussion portion of the meeting.

The motion to adopt the consent agenda carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

During the public forum, Ed Roskoski distributed a letter to the Council asking that the Council work with the City of Virginia and consider having 16th Avenue South reconstructed. He also requested that the ponding problem by 9 North Court be taken care of. The City Administrator, the Director of Public Works, and the City Engineer said they would look into the requests. The Mayor asked the Administrator what the status of the land exchange was with the City of Virginia. The City Administrator said that Virginia is looking into tax capacities regarding property being considered to exchange. The Director of Public Works said that Mesabi Bituminous would be taking care of the problem by 9 North Court.

The City Engineer advised the City Council that he and the Director of Public Works would be meeting with Calvin Johnson regarding the sewer line extension request.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Skogman to approve Ordinance Number 01-00, Garbage, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

The City Administrator updated the Council regarding the Virginia Department of Public Utilities acquisition. The Mayor said to work on the acquisition and continue to update the Council.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman to approve the U S. West agreement for Unity Addition, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution number 14-00, transferring property, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Piri to adopt Resolution number 15-00, transferring property, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The City Administrator advised the Council that the Volunteer Recognition Banquet would be held sometime in June in the new City Hall/Community Center building.

The Mayor had no report.

During the open discussion, the Council discussed the letter received from Larry Johnson regarding the transaction for the sale of the City Hall. The Mayor said that Mr. Johnson�s letter would be made part of the record.

Also during the open discussion, Councilor Matanich asked if the Recreation Department was receiving the Cable TV Franchise Fee funds. The City Administrator said the franchise fee amount is being tracked and automatically goes to the Recreation Department Capital Improvement account.

The City Administrator updated the Council on the progress of the City Hall/Community Center Building. He said that the contractors have been going through the final punch list.

The Mayor advised the Council that he would be attending the Negotiation Meeting on May 4, 2000, so it has been posted as a public meeting because there will be three council members present.

At 6:59 p.m., it was moved by Olsen and supported by Skogman that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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